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Linguistic Applications of LEXIS and WESTLAW
Jurimetrics (1990)
  • Fred R. Shapiro

This article surveys some of the potential linguistic applications of these extraordinary resources [WESTLAW and LEXIS]. In particular, I suggest ways in which the legal databases can facilitate the compilation of new law dictionaries which correct the glaring deficiencies of existing legal word-books, and ways in which the databases can be used to improve upon the historical record of legal language contained in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Publication Date
December, 1990
Citation Information
Fred R. Shapiro. "Linguistic Applications of LEXIS and WESTLAW" Jurimetrics Vol. 30 Iss. 2 (1990)
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